God that was so crass. Can I say that? I’m keeping it in.
So yeah, it is what I said, really. Some weirdos have made a brush that you’re supposed to bite down on and then rub all over your – or someone else’s, if they let you – cat, in order to groom them… hands-free.
The idea behind these wasn’t that you could free up your hands for other activities, but it’s genuinely the only plus-side I can think of. The people at LICKI say that it’s a great bonding tool for cat and human, but from what I hear, cats just scratch people if they start pushing their luck.
The product description reads:
“LICKI is a soft silicone brush you can hold in your mouth to lick your cat – like a mama cat grooms her kittens. LICKI is designed to feel pleasurable to your cat’s sensitive skin and offers a unique bonding opportunity for human and cat.“
Yes just like mama cat, with her massive silicone spike protruding from her tongue and her entirely human body.
£20 on Amazon if you’re entirely insane. Still £20 if you’re not insane but that won’t be happening.
The description goes on to say:
“Soothe yourself: ‘licking’ your cat is an oddly meditative practice, soothing for you and kitty.
Bond with your fur baby: Bond with your cat by communicating in their love language.
Have fun with your pets: Grooming is simply more fun with LICKI.“
Cat people are so weird, oh my god. They’re like Xbox people. Good people have dogs and PlayStations and don’t lick cats.
It doesn’t even look easy to use. You have to bite down on a part of it. I’m certain you’d get cramp in your jaw if that went on too long.
Images via LICKI
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow